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News - August 8, 2014

County to house unaccompanied immigrants

Board of Supervisors votes 4 to 1 to create host-family program

by Elena Kadvany

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a host-family program to house up to 50 unaccompanied immigrant minors — placing the county in the midst of the national debate over the wave of children and youth, mostly from Central America, who have been illegally crossing the U.S. border in large numbers for the past several years.

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Online Editor Elena Kadvany can be emailed at ekadvany@paweekly.com.

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